Statue of Daniel O’Connell on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Daniel O’Connell should be remembered in Britain with some sort of memorial in recognition of his contribution to British politics including paving th(...)

Marlene Jefferson, who has died aged 81, made history in the years 1980 to 1981 by becoming the first woman mayor of Derry. An Ulster Unionist, she wa(...)

 Fr Brendan Hoban. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The vast majority of parents want the present system of school patronage retained, according to Fr Brendan Hoban, a founder member of the Association(...)

Nicole Tyrrell  and her daughter Avery (2),  Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Nicole and Malcolm Tyrrell began downloading application forms for primary schools for their daughter, Avery (2), several weeks before she was born. (...)

The Church of Ireland said being homeless “has a serious negative effect on children and their futures”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Church of Ireland has called on the Government to prioritise efforts to solve the homeless crisis. Its Church and Society Commission said “the ne(...)

In excess of 600 Orangemen in Fermanagh, a third of the order’s membership there, took part in the survey, as did a further 161 members of the public. Photograph: The Irish Times

Just 10 per cent of Orangemen in Co Fermanagh would attend a GAA match while 73.8 per cent said they would not do so, according to a new survey. Simil(...)

An “Eleventh Night” bonfire on Chobham Street in east Belfast, where firefighters had to spray down nearby houses with water to stop them catching fire. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/ photopressbelfast.co.uk

There were several calls for a peaceful day of Orange Order parades as tens of thousands of Orangemen, thousands more band members and many thousands(...)

The Borodin Quartet: their playing was extraordinarily contained, as if any dynamic level could be suggested or conjured without need for major change

The Celtic Tiger was just upon us when the first West Cork Chamber Music Festival took place in summer 1996. And the intervening years have seen th(...)

The tiger skin, which has been carefully preserved, was brought home to Ireland as a souvenir of the British Raj 1:55

Chance items in auction salerooms can bring to life the most unexpected aspects of our history. Among the lots on view at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Lao(...)

A cremation service for convicted fraudster Julia Holmes, pictured here with Thomas Ruttle, has been held in county Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

A cremation service for convicted fraudster Julia Holmes has taken place in Cork. The body of the 63-year-old was found in an upstairs bedroom alongsi(...)